Friday, January 5, 2018

The Spicery in Our 1895 Home

Glad to see Phoenix Magazine December 2017 appreciates this charming tearoom as much as we do at the Historical League. The Spicery is one of the featured historic venues in Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona to be published soon.

Feeling peckish? Remedy the problem with one of the Valley’s afternoon tea experiences.

The Spicery in Our 1895 Home
7141 N. 59th Ave., Glendale
Located in the historic Catlin Court area of downtown Glendale, this cozy shop serves a three-course tea ($23 per person) and lunch from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. In 2012, Matt Borowski took over the business from longtime owner Martha Campbell and has kept most of her traditions in place, from the buttermilk scones and ham biscuits to the coconut macaroons and matching teapots and teacups. “People don’t want (the menu and atmosphere) to change,” Borowski says. Servers bring out the tea courses separately, with detailed explanations of each bite. If you’re with a guest who doesn’t fancy tea, The Spicery has a small but suitable lunch menu that always features a hot special of the day “geared for gentlemen.” Afternoon tea requires a two-day advance reservation.